While many San Diego men have embraced the metro lifestyle in recent years, some guys remain a bit hesitant to be seen anywhere near a spa for fear of ridicule at the bar or next Padres game.
While there are some undeniably ultra-feminine day spas that cater specifically to the ladies, there is an equally wide array of San Diego spas that offer rooms, menus, and treatments designed just for men. So listen up boys – before you mock the Manscaping spa experience, I encourage you to visit one of our recommended spas and report back with all the indulgent details. I guarantee that you’ll look amazing and have a great time; especially if you try a four hand massage that, between you and me, is the closest to a threesome you’re going to get without upsetting the wifey.
The term Manscaping is defined by Urban Dictionary as: To groom a man by shaving, waxing, cleaning up the superfluous fur. Like landscaping, but for the body. A fine art form exclusive to men; the continued upkeep of exceptional hygiene and strategic hair removal as they pertain to the male body.
Spa Gregorie’s in Del Mar offers a decadent spectrum of services for men, including the Royal Shave and all-inclusive Gentleman’s Retreat Package. Beauty Kliniek in La Jolla will blow you away with the unique and effective Sports Hydrobath Executive Retreat and Hot Oil Scalp Massage. The Men Zone at the Se Hotel’s sexy Se Spa is home to the signature four-hands Tala Massage, while The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn will get your health in shape with the Skin Fitness Facial and hydrating Soin Velours Body Treatment.
Discover some of our favorite San Diego spas for men.
Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn– Rancho Bernardo
Though the entire facility and menu are open to the male sex, at this full-service destination spa, men are given a designated guide to the best services for their needs. Separate but equal, spa-going men can choose from three recommended Essential Skincare facial treatments, including Skin Fitness, Power Hydration, and Age Defense. A real man’s man facial, Skin Fitness is the antidote for a hard day’s work. This deeply cleansing, detoxifying and corrective grooming facial offers an exclusive skin softening malt concentrate that assists in pain-reducing extractions. It is ideal for imbalanced, stressed skin suffering from breakouts or congestion. For full body satisfaction, guys should go for the Soin Velours Body Therapy, which is an 80-minute ultra-hydrating body scrub experience starting with a foot compress with warm, essential oil-infused towels. This is followed with a refurbishing and polishing choice of algo-essence salts or a citro-essence exfoliating gel. Next, the body is wrapped in subtly-scented warm towels before an invigorating body massage is applied, and finished with a custom blend of firming hop and cirtrus body splash. Other guided man-friendly options include His Manicure and Pedicure as well as custom Waxing services. The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn is perfect for men who are seeking a relaxing experience in the calm of nature, boasting a soothing spa garden and pool, surrounded by golf course greens.
Se Spa at Se Hotel – Downtown San Diego
Caution: Only guys are allowed in the Men Zone at Se Spa – well, the Men Zone portion of the menu that is. Two specific spa treatments have been designated for the Men Zone. The Herbal Back Facial utilizes a blend of Eastern herbs and spices that aides in detoxifying and purifying the back. The 60-minute treatment includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and a specialty mask to nourish and hydrate the skin. The Men’s Zone Facial is a stress-relieving facial designed specifically for men’s skin. Power plan ingredients such as ginseng, Chinese herbs and aloe vera purify and renew the complexion. This facial counteracts dehydration and soothes the irritation caused by shaving. Listen up boys, here is a special tip for you. The Tala Massage isn’t part of the Men Zone, but I promise you you’ll love it. Tala is a unique and indulgent “four hands” massage that is synchronized and performed simultaneously by two massage therapists. Translation: It’s the closest to a threesome you’re going to get at the spa. The sleek and sexy Se Spa is recommended for city men who thrive on boutique hotel glamour and enjoy relaxing in the spa with the Gaslamp glow buzzing just steps outside.
Spa Gregorie’s – Del Mar
This Del Mar spa and salon love men and has dedicated an entire section of the menu to making sure they always look and feel their best. Gentleman’s Services at Spa Gregorie’s include the Gentleman’s Facial, Gentleman’s Manicure, Gentleman’s Shave, Royal Shave, Waxing Services, and the deluxe Gentleman’s Retreat Package. For the ultimate Spa Gregorie’s experience, men should go big with the all-inclusive Gentleman’s Retreat Package, which is designed especially for male clientele and their unique physical needs, and features a Eucalyptus Steam Bath, Invigorating Hydrotherapy, Therapeutic Scalp Massage, One Hour Massage of your choice, Gentleman’s Facial, Gentleman’s Manicure, and Paraffin hand treatment. The Gentleman’s Facial cleans, exfoliates, purifies, and rehydrates the face and neck while you enjoy a stress-relieving massage to the scalp, face, neck, and shoulders. A luxurious take on a barbershop classic, the Royal Shave starts with a skin analysis and consultation with a steam, cleanse and hot towel application to open up your pores. Using a straight razor and Epicuren shaving cream, you will receive the closest shave followed by a hydrating facial massage and neck and shoulder massage. Spa Gregorie’s will be adored by men who appreciate the finer things in life and wish to take their time to relax in a beautiful environment, just blocks from the beach in Del Mar, and receive the best of the best treatments.
The Undercarriage – Banker’s Hill
This quaint waxing and skincare spa always makes room for gentleman callers. While all treatments are available to men (even the Brazilian Wax!), The Undercarriage has selected a few recommended services, including the Gentleman’s Hot Towel Facial, Chai Soy Back Facial, Vitamin C Topical Treatment, Glycolic Acid, Machine Free Microdermabrasion. The advanced Machine Free Microdermabrasion is a manually applied micro crystal treatment that sloughs off unwanted dry or damaged cells. It is designed to treat such problems as fine lines, wrinkles, mild acne, blotches, pigmentation variations and small scars. For a simple and effective treatment, opt for the Gentleman’s Hot Towel Facial that cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, massages, and moisturizes to leave you looking your best. Attention Guys: Do not forget about your back! The Chai Soy Back Facial will cleanse, exfoliate, extract, massage, and moisturize your back to get you summer-ready for the beach. Located on Fourth Avenue in Banker’s Hill, The Undercarriage is cozy and intimate, and is perfect for self-conscious spa-going men who would prefer not to be called out in a big crowd.
Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Wellness Center – La Jolla
Men of all ages and vocations are invited to relax, de-stress and rejuvenate with Beauty Kliniek’s extensive menu of spa treatments that are custom created just for men. Gentleman’s Services include the Executive Retreat, Sports Hydrobath, Executive Facial, Hot Oil Scalp Treatment, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Tension Buster, Basics Pedicure, and Sports Manicure. For the best of the best, indulge in the all-inclusive Executive Retreat: Unwind in hydrotub with pine, volcanic ash and botanical extracts to detoxify and cleanse. An underwater massage releases tension from tense muscles. Aromatic essential oils of black pepper, marjoram and rosemary increase circulation and leave you feeling invigorated. Continue your escape with a hot oil scalp massage to stimulate circulation of your scalp and totally relax your mind. A 50 minute deep tissue massage will leave you completely de-stressed and a sports manicure will leave you groomed and ready to go. Beauty Kliniek is for San Diego guys who want no detail spared when it comes to the best and specially catered gentleman’s spa treatments. If you’re shopping for Father’s Day, Beauty Kliniek offers a wide variety of gift packages for Dad this year.
Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel – Downtown San Diego
Leave it to the Hard Rock to offer three edgy and indulgent spa treatment designed just for men. Just for the Guys treatments at Rock Spa include Iron Man, Sport, and Shape-It. At the Hard Rock Hotel, the only option is to go big and treat yourself to the Iron Man – a grooming facial created specifically for the skincare needs of men. The trained therapists will choose the treatment for your specific needs: Pure Performance – for oily, blemish-prone skin; Hydra Performance – for dehydrated skin, perfect after travel; and Anti-age Performance – intensive renewal for skin showing signs of aging. Rock Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel is perfect for men who seek style and glamour in everything they do. Before or after the spa, lounge by the infamous pool where Intervention Sunday takes place, or people watch as all the stunning locals pass through for their time in the spotlight.
Blue Marble at Hyatt Regency – Mission Bay
In honor of Father’s Day, Blue Marble has created a custom pampering experience fit for all the important gentlemen in your life. The Blue Marble Father’s Journey is a two-in-one treatment tailored to the specific skincare and relaxation needs of dad and uses only natural, organic products. The De-Stress Scrub reveals healthy skin with a full-body cleaning, exfoliating and massage ritual that uses finely ground olive pits, frankincense, rosemary and ginger. Next, the De-Stress Massage blends Swedish, reflexology, lymphatic drainage and acupressure techniques to stimulate the central nervous system and promote emotional and physical wellness. Blue Marble at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is a recommended spa for eco-savvy men, as it is features only organic products derived from the environment and has been named one of the top ten green spas in the world by Organic Spa magazine. The Father’s Journey treatment is offered on special June 18th through June 20th.
More San Diego spas for men:
The Sanctuary Day Spa– Ocean Beach
The Men’s Dream Boat Facial utilizes a unique facial formula created just for men that wakes up your tired skin with intense masques used to exfoliate, tighten, and soothe. This spicy and stimulating treatment is certain to diminish signs of aging and refresh tired skin.
The Catamaran Spa at Catamaran Resort – Mission Beach
The Men’s Facial is tailored specifically for a man’s skin care needs. This facial soothes razor burn and addresses sensitivity, leaving skin healthy, tones, and invigorated.
Gaia Day Spa – La Jolla
The Gentleman’s Facial is designed to help men look and feel their best on a daily basis. Individualized to suit, this treatment may include pore cleansing, exfoliation, hydrating treatment and brow shaping.
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